Type 081 mine countermeasure vessel

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Type 081 mine countermeasure vessel with NATO reporting name Wochi class is a Chinese minesweeper/mine hunter currently in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). A development is designated as Type 081A.

Type 081[edit]

Type 081 was built by Qiuxin (求新) Shipyard of Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The first ship was launched in 2006 and entered service in 2007. Specification:[1]

  • Length (m): 65
  • Armament: 1 Type 76 twin 37 mm gun
 Type   Pennant #   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Status   Fleet 
081 805 Zhangjiagang Jiangnan Shipyard 2006 6 Mar 2007 Active East Sea Fleet
081 810 Jingjiang - 9 Nov 2007 Active East Sea Fleet
081 839 Liuyang 12 Nov 2006 29 July 2007 Active South Sea Fleet
081 840 Luxi 15 May 2006 29 July 2007 Active South Sea Fleet

Type 081A[edit]

Originally only known as the second batch of Type 081, it was revealed that this new minesweeper was designated as Type 081A,[2] and it is a development of earlier Type 081. Type 081A is designed by the 708th Institute. A total of five have entered service with PLAN by mid-2014. Specification:[3]

  • Displacement (t): 1200
  • Armament: one single 30 mm gun
 Type   Pennant #   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Status   Fleet 
081A 841 Xiaoyi JNCX Oct 2010 Feb 24, 2012 Active South Sea Fleet
081A 842 Taishan JNCX Aug 6, 2012 Active South Sea Fleet
081A 843 Changshu Wuchang May 2012 May 13, 2013 Active South Sea Fleet
081A 844 Heshan JNCX Sept 2012 Oct 10, 2013 Active South Sea Fleet
081A 845 Qingzhou JNCX Jan 26, 2014 Active North Sea Fleet
081A 846 Yucheng JNCX Sept 2013 10 Oct 2014 Active North Sea Fleet
081A 847 Renhuai Wuchang
081A 848 - Wuchang Aug 2017 Fitting out North Sea Fleet
081A 849 - Wuchang 10 Des 2017 Fitting out North Sea Fleet

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